The Rashtrapati Bhavan pronunciation , "Presidential Residence") is the official home of the President of India, located in New Delhi, Delhi, India. It may refer to only the mansion that has the President's official residence, halls, guest rooms and offices; it may also refer to the entire 130 hectare President Estate that additionally includes huge presidential gardens , large open spaces, residences of bodyguards and staff, stables, other offices and utilities within its perimeter walls. The main palace building was formerly known as Viceroy's House. In terms of area, it is the largest residence of a Head of State in the world. ^ Kahn, Jeremy . "Art & Design". Amnesty Plan for Relics of the Raj . The New York Times. Retrieved 26 June 2012. He also invented his own "Delhi Order" of neo-Classical columns that fuse Greek and Indian elements. ^ "Rashtrapati Bhavan". The President of India. Retrieved 2011-12-23.
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